The Hive Mind: A Xenomorphing Podcast
Episode 6 - Alien: Covenant

Episode 6 - Alien: Covenant

September 13, 2020

Before entering our stasis pods on our way to Origae-6, the whole crew sits down to discuss the latest and arguably the most divisive film in the entire Alien franchise: 2017's Alien: Covenant.  Dave, Mykal, Michael, and Ryan talk about when we first saw Covenant and our initial thoughts on the film.  We then delve into what we liked most about it, and where we think the film went wrong.  We also address the latest news regarding Ridley Scott's comments on the in-development third Alien prequel, and what we think Scott and Disney should do with this final film of the trilogy.  It's an extra long episode and we had much to discuss regarding the film, so we hope you hang in there with us.  Thanks as always for taking the time to listen!  See you at The Hive!

Episode 5 - Prometheus

Episode 5 - Prometheus

August 24, 2020

Dave, Michael, and Ryan land on LV-223 to discuss the first of Ridley Scott's divisive prequels: 2012's Prometheus.  We talk about our first impressions of the film and what we enjoyed most about it, including the astonishing visuals, the Engineers, and some of the performances by the A-level cast.  We also talk about the problems we had with the film, along with the writing and editing issues that were highlighted in the Furious Gods featurette.  What are your thoughts on Prometheus?  Do you believe it is a worthy installment in the Alien franchise?  Let us know in the comments below!!  Also, we would love to have you join our "A Hive Mind: A Xenomorphing Facebook Group" if you have not already.  Thanks as always for listening!  See you at the Hive!

Episode 4 - Alien: Resurrection

Episode 4 - Alien: Resurrection

July 15, 2020

The Hive Minders are back to chat about the much-maligned fourth (and likely final) entry in the Ellen Ripley saga: Alien: Resurrection.  Each of the crew chats a bit about some of the elements we enjoyed in the film, ranging from the characters, individual sequences, etc.  Much of the discussion, however, is aimed at where we think this fourth film went wrong, and whether or not it was even a necessary addition to the franchise.  We also close out the episode talking about the recent news of Marvel Comics acquiring the rights to the Alien and Predator franchises and what that could mean for the direction and future of those series' within the comic medium.  We hope you enjoy this discussion!  What do you think of Alien: Resurrection?  Whether you loved it, hated it, or anywhere in between, please let us know!  We welcome and appreciate all opinions.  Thank you so much for listening!  Stay frosty! 

Episode 3.5 - Reaction to Proposed Alien 5 Treatment

Episode 3.5 - Reaction to Proposed Alien 5 Treatment

June 28, 2020

Dave, Michael, and Ryan enter the Hive to briefly discuss the recent news of a proposed Alien 5 treatment written by longtime Alien producers and Brandywine founders Walter Hill and David Giler.  We talk about our initial thoughts on the announcement, how we feel about the possibility of bringing Ripley back again and, after the debacle of Neil Blomkamp's Alien 5 being scrapped several years ago, if this is something 20th Century and Disney should even go forward with.  What are your thoughts on Hill and Giler's treatment?  Please let us know!  If you haven't yet, please be sure to join our "A Hive Mind" Xenormorphing Facebook discussion group!  Thanks for listening!

Episode 3 - Alien 3

Episode 3 - Alien 3

June 17, 2020

The Xenomorphing crew come together to talk about a movie that had one of the most troubled productions in film history: Alien 3.  We discuss when we first saw it, our first impressions and how we feel about it today.  We also talk about our favorite moments and characters, the genius of a young David Fincher shining through all the production interference, and the excellent score by Eliot Goldenthal.  We hope you enjoy our discussion and thank you for listening!

Episode 2 - Aliens

Episode 2 - Aliens

May 19, 2020

The gang is back and discussing the action-packed follow up to Alien: James Cameron's Aliens!  We talk about when we first saw it, what we loved about it, and our favorite scenes and characters.  Almost unanimously considered to be one of the greatest sci-fi action films of all time, and also one of the greatest sequels ever made, we really hope you enjoy this episode.  Let us know what you think of Aliens, and please join our new Facebook page: "A Hive Mind: A Xenomorphing Facebook Group" to have more discussions with us and your fellow fans.  Thanks again for listening!!

Episode 1 - Alien

Episode 1 - Alien

April 17, 2020

In the first full length episode, Dave, Michael, Mykal, and Ryan discuss Alien, the 1979 horror masterpiece that launched the franchise.  We talk about our individual experiences when we first saw the film and discuss what we love most about it: scenes, themes, characters, etc.  We really hope you enjoy this episode!  Please leave us comments and let us know when you first saw Alien and what you love most about it.  Thanks for listening!!!

Episode 0

Episode 0

March 25, 2020

Welcome, fellow facehuggers, to The Hive Mind: A Xenomorphing Podcast!  This is our very first episode, where we introduce the crew and talk a bit about what the podcast will be about.  We hope you listen and enjoy!  If you have any questions or comments, please leave them here or visit us at the Xenomorphing Facebook page.  Thanks and see you at the Hive!!

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